Man who won $338 million Powerball jackpot charged with sexually assaulting a child

Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 20, 2017

A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot in 2013 has been charged with sexually assaulting a child.

According to, Pedro Quezada of Wayne, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Prosecutors say Quezada assaulted the victim for three years when the child was between the ages of 11 and 14 when he lived in nearby Passaic.

Quezada won a $338 million jackpot in March 2013 when he purchased the winning ticket at a Passaic liquor store. He took his winnings in a lump sum, meaning he took home $151 million after taxes.

At the time of his win, Quezada told CNN the money would not “change his heart.”

At the time of his Powerball victory, CNN reported that Quezada was married with five children. However, it was later revealed that Quezada was not actually married — though the woman who he claimed was his wife sued him, saying the lottery ticket was purchased with the couple’s shared assets. That lawsuit was later dropped.